Bio Prototype:Prologue

Bio Prototype:Prologue

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Primer for new players
I simple guide to get new players started with Bio-Prototype.
Game play primer
This is an autoshooting Vampire survivors clone... run around, kill enemies, pick up cells, don't get hit.
Mastering Mutations
Mutations are, effectively, your weapons. There are several things you need to know to build a decent prototype.

1) Brain. The brain is you, you is brain.
  • This is where you build your prototype.
  • The default brain can hold 10 organs.

2) Organs. Organs are what you put into brains to make your prototype, each organ takes 1 slot.
  • The organ type is stated in its the top left hand corner.
  • The two basic properties that are not immediately obvious are "Vessel Amount" and "Rear Compatibility" .
  • Vessel amount can be thought of as how many nodes will LEAVE the organ, while rear compatibility determines WHAT can be put into those nodes. So an organ with "Vessel Amount: o o" and "Rear Compatibility Stomach" will have two nodes coming off of it but you can only put a stomach organ in them (which is one of the rarer ones).
  • There are two basic archetypes of organs (there are more, but by the time you see them you will be past the scope of this guide). Activators and Abilities.
  • You have to chain your organs together activator > ability > activator > ability > etc...
  • They only way to get one activator to trigger more than one ability is if the activator has more than one "Vessel Amount".

3) Activators. Activators are how you do things.
  • There are two basic types of activators, spines and nerves.
  • Spines will activate an ability on a set timer (ie 0.67 times per second), nerves will activate once a condition is met( ie activate the first rear organ when the organ in front hits a target).
  • It is important to note that the nerve will activate AT the location the triggering item was at when it triggered. So, in the above case if a bullet firing organ was set to trigger the nerve organ, the effect of the organ the nerve triggered would happen at the BULLET not at the prototype. Illustration:

    bullet firing organ + activate rear organ when front organ hits any target + exploding organ =
    Explosion occurs at bullet, when bullet hits target

4) Abilities. abilities are actions that are activated by your activators.
  • There are TONS of different abilities, too many to name here.
  • Ranged damage, melee damage, shields, area damage are just a few of the different abilities.
  • I just really felt like I needed another bullet point.
Culture Class
Culture is what you spend the cells you pick up on. Most of these are self explanatory, but there are a few things of note:
  • "Recombination" tricks you into wasting 100 cells to create a random organ instead of using them to upgrade your character.
  • "Brain" gives you an entire extra brain, complete with 10 more organ slots, you can have up to a total of 4 brains.
  • "Intelligence" gives you the capacity to have two more organs per brain, up to a total of 20 organs per brain.
  • That is 80 organs total, because math is hard.
L5RDM  [author] Jan 6, 2023 @ 2:38pm 
Honestly I do not fully understand how the offspring organ works aside from they will use the organ you put to the right of them. No idea how fertility works.
Ant Engine Jan 4, 2023 @ 8:17am 
How does the offspring organ work? Even at legendary level, the fertility rate isn't high enough to be above 1.0 when matched to a spine, and says it won't work when under 1.0.
sirhc199331 Dec 9, 2022 @ 9:20pm 
organ chain is quite confusing ended up more often than not feeling like only 1 of the abilities in the chain was actually activating atleast 2 times i had reproduction? and it seemed like it was the only thing doing anything
L5RDM  [author] Dec 5, 2022 @ 5:38pm 
Thanks, I -REALLY- like the way you progress your character in this game, but it is not very intuitive. I am glad my guide helped you and hope it helps others. If I get time after work sometime this week I might put together a good combos section.
deo Dec 4, 2022 @ 10:11pm 
Incredibly helpful guide! Hope more new players get to see this:steamthis: